David Schonauer

See It Now: Capturing Photographer Aida Muluneh In the Earth's Hottest Place

By David Schonauer   Monday October 28, 2019

Ethiopia's Danakil Depression is beautiful in its severity. The hottest place on Earth -- temperatures regularly climb 120 degrees Fahrenheit -- its sere, otherworldly landscape served as a perfect setting for a new body of work from Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh focusing on issues surrounding access to water. Commissioned by the international NGO WaterAid, Muluneh's series "Water Life" symbolically represents the daily hardships women …   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Storm Chaser Captures Lightning at 1,000FPS

By David Schonauer   Wednesday October 9, 2019

Lightning is in the air. We recently featured Chicago photographer Ian Wall's picture of 45 lightning bolts over the city and Lake Michigan. Today we spotlight storm chaser and filmmaker Dustin Farrell's video "Transient 2," a compilation of two years of wild weather captured at 1,000 frames per second with a Phantom Flex 4K high-speed camera. The film is a followup to Farrell's storm-chasing …   Read the full Story >>

How To: Shoot Gorgeous Interviews in Ugly Places, Make Better Travel Videos, and More

By David Schonauer   Thursday October 3, 2019

Shooting a documentary? Or a commercial video that includes interviews? You're good to go if you're working in a nice quiet, well-lit space. But guess what? That's not they way it always works. Today's round-up of filmmaking tutorials includes advice on shooting beautiful interviews in hideous places. We also have a tutorial on recording perfect audio during interviews. You'll also learn what not to …   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: A Honduran Family Separated by Zero-Tolerance

By David Schonauer   Tuesday October 1, 2019

Filmmaker Isabel Castro met Darlin in July 2018. Concerned over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the border, Castro had gone to a detention center in Texas and volunteered to give a ride to a Honduran woman named Darlin, who was due to be released. The woman,, 26, had spent two months in detention. Her partner, Jefry, and son, Hamilthon, were …   Read the full Story >>

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